After the mammoth launch of NVIDIA’s RTX 4090, it seems that the time has come for an internal “restructuring” of the video card lineup of the Santa Clara giant. Specifically, it appears that Team Verde will put discontinued the RTX 2060 and GTX 1660two fan-favorite graphics cards.
The news was reported by the Chinese portal ITHomewhich explains that NVIDIA will stop production of the two GPUs by the end of 2022, or at least by the beginning of 2023. The goal of the Santa Clara giant seems to be clear: to make room for the RTX 40 series video cards, especially now that the launch of the NVIDIA RTX 4070 and 4060 for desktops and notebooks is approaching quickly.
In this way, a market is looming for the Green Team in which only the RTX 30 and RTX 40 will coexistpermanently retiring the two previous generations of graphics cards: a decidedly important move full of implications, especially if we consider that the two GPUs that will be taken out of production are still very popular with fans, especially in the eastern markets and in the medium-low range.
In other words, NVIDIA’s move could deliver the low-end to AMDwhich could in turn regain a few percentage points against NVIDIA with the launch of the mid-range Radeon RX 7000, scheduled for the beginning of 2023.
The GPUs that will be taken out of production will be a total of six, or three RTX 2060 (la RTX 2060 6GB, RTX 2060 12GB, and RTX 2060 Super) and three GTX 1660s (the GTX 1660, GTX 1660 Ti, and GTX 1660 Super). Obviously, it remains to be understood whether the new generation of medium and low-end video cards from the Santa Clara giant will be able to be loved by fans as much as the now retired proposals.